History Week: Public and Popular Histories of Anzac
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8th Sep 2015
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney
About this event
A Symposium for History Week 2015
What do ordinary Australians think about Anzac? What sorts of stories about Anzac circulate in popular and consumer culture? This symposium will examine the many ways that popular culture and everyday Australians' sense of the past have played a crucial role in shaping the meaning of Anzac today.
All are welcome to attend this symposium, which will be held as part of History Week 2015, the History Council of NSW's annual state-wide celebration of history.
(Morning and Afternoon Tea will be provided and are covered by the ticket fee)
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|9.15am - 11.00am||Welcome and Opening Plenary||Tanya Evans||Carolyn Holbrook, Anzac from the Bottom Up|
Anna Clark, Anzac and everyday historical consciousness
|11.00am - 11.30am||Morning tea (provided)|
|11.30am - 1.00pm||Anzac fictions||Jarrod Hore||Daniel Reynaud, Anzac Cinema|
Fay Anderson, Deadline Gallipoli
Kylie Flack, Baptism by fiction? Representations of Anzac in Australian junior historical fiction since 2000
|1.00pm - 2.00pm||Lunch (not provided)|
|2.00pm - 3.00pm||Selfies and Diaries||Jennifer McLaren||Tom Sear, Anzac Selfies & Avatars: Hyper-connective commemoration and Anzac Day 2015|
Maggie Patton, See the world through their eyes: Commemoration and community engagement through the European War Collecting ProjectD
|3.00pm - 3.30pm||Afternoon tea (provided)|
|3.30pm - 4.30pm||Making Anzac histories (panel session)||Michelle Arrow||Christopher Lee, screenwriter, Gallipoli|
Lisa Scott, producer, Anzac Girls
Rachel Landers, director, Lest We Forget What?
Kate Aubusson, presenter, Lest We Forget What?
Andrew Anastasios, screenwriter, The Water Diviner
Download the symposium brochure for full speaker biographies and abstracts.
The organisers of this event wish to gratefully acknowledge the History Council of NSW, and the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations and the Centre for Media History, Macquarie University for their support of this event.